It's always a good day when AOC fires up the grill and hammers a witness like Mark Zuckerberg with a barrage of questions exposing the utter bankruptcy of his irresponsible, libertarian, democracy-wrecking policies over on Facebook. But today was especially grand, because she use the past behavior of Zuckerberg and his board pals to demonstrate why there is absolutely no way Facebook should be allowed to launch a proprietary cryptocurrency.
First, she laid the foundation with his Cambridge Analytica associations, with a touch of Peter Thiel for good measure. Then she moved on to his decision to allow politicians to spread disinformation via Facebook ads. That did not go well at all.
Finally, the pièce de résistance: Facebook's decision to allow Daily Caller, with its white supremacist ties, to fact-check news articles on the site. Oh, and there was this, too: "So you would say that white supremacist-tied publications meet a rigorous standard for fact checking?"
Watch it all, and here's the transcript for reference:
AOC: It's good to see you, Mr. Zuckerberg. I think you of all people can appreciate using a person's past behavior in order to determine, predict or make decisions about future behavior. In order for us to make decisions about Libra, we need to kind of dig into your past behavior and Facebook's past behavior with respect to our democracy. What year and month did you personally first become aware of Cambridge Analytica?